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– Sam Bird secures third place during thrilling Formula E Punta del Este E-Prix
– Best ever result for fellow British team-mate Alex Lynn with sixth
– DS Virgin Racing move to third in both drivers’ and teams’ standings as series reaches halfway point

DS Virgin Racing’s Sam Bird made up six places to secure his twelfth career podium during the weekend’s thrilling Formula E race in Punta del Este, with teammate Alex Lynn producing his best ever finish with sixth. The results of the two British drivers moves the team into third position in the manufacturer standings – with Bird also third in the drivers’ championship – as the all-electric series reaches its halfway stage. Read More »

– Audi on the winners podium also at the E-Prix in Uruguay
– Daniel Abt unlucky after another strong performance

Defending Champion Lucas di Grassi took second and in doing so claimed his first podium finish of the season at the sixth round of the electric racing series Formula E in Punta del Este (Uruguay). Read More »

The Punta del Este ePrix brought down the curtain on the South American part of the FIA Formula E Championship, but the Renault e.dams team didn’t meet with much success as only Nicolas Prost saw the chequered flag although he failed to score points. Read More »

– All-electric Formula E series returns to Uruguay on Saturday March 17
– Sam Bird is looking to continue his strongest ever start to a Formula E season
– Alex Lynn aims for Superpole shoot-out once more

DS Virgin Racing and the all-electric Formula E series concludes its Latin America tour with a return to the Punta del Este E-Prix, taking place on the streets of the Uruguayan city on Saturday 17 March. Read More »

Jean-Éric Vergne secured his first points for DS Virgin Racing as he claimed a valuable six points at the FIA Formula E Punta del Este ePrix.

Starting at the back of the grid after a hard qualifying session, which saw him blocked in sector three, the Frenchman made up ground on those ahead of him and headed into the halfway stage of the race having made up five places. After successfully winning the Fanboost vote, the 25-year old was able to use the extra 100KJ of power gained, following the changeover, to overtake Stephane Sarrazin on lap 26 and set his sights on Nelson Piquet Jr.

A scintillating battle developed over the final half a dozen laps as Vergne went wheel-to-wheel with the Brazilian, before forcing a mistake to overtake on the penultimate lap. With Daniel Abt now in his sights, Vergne and his DSV-01 made up another position on the final lap to secure his first points finish with DS Virgin Racing. Read More »

DS Virgin Racing will be looking to round off 2015 in style, when the FIA Formula E Championship returns to Uruguay this weekend.

After securing the team’s first podium finish of the 2015-16 FIA Formula E season during an eventful race in Putrajaya, Malaysia, last month, Sam Bird will be looking for another strong performance on the streets of Punta del Este in order to secure his position within the top three driver championship standings.

For team mate Jean-Éric Vergne, Punta del Este will bring back some fond memories – it was here where the Frenchman made his Formula E debut last season when he stormed to pole position before his race was ultimately cut short. Read More »